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Centre sends specialist doctors to flood-hit J&K

New Delhi: In an effort to speed up the relief and rehabilitation work in Jammu and Kashmir, the Central government has dispatched a group of 20 specialist doctors from the Delhi Medical Association to serve

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Updated on: September 18, 2014 9:38 IST
centre sends specialist doctors to flood hit j k
centre sends specialist doctors to flood hit j k

New Delhi: In an effort to speed up the relief and rehabilitation work in Jammu and Kashmir, the Central government has dispatched a group of 20 specialist doctors from the Delhi Medical Association to serve the affected people.

The Health Ministry on Wednesday said that to improve the outreach services, it has suggested to mobilize boats for medical supplies.

A control room has been set up in the Ministry which is functioning round the clock, an official said here.

Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered a complete ban on transfers and postings of its officials till further orders so that they could devote their attention to relief and rehabilitation work.

State government has also announced the setting up of Chief Minister's Flood Relief Fund to receive donations for flood affected people. Contributions can be remitted in favour of Chief Minister's Flood Relief Fund Account in Jammu and Kashmir Bank.

Rescuers on Wednesday said that they have recovered 16 more bodies from the flood affected Jawahar Nagar and adjoining areas of Srinagar city.